What is a Motion for Attorney's Fees?

In general, “California follows the ‘American rule,’ under which each party to a lawsuit ordinarily must pay his or her own attorney fees.” “Except as attorney’s fees are specifically provided for by statute, the measure and mode of compensation of attorneys and counselors at law is left to the agreement, express or implied, of the parties....” (Code of Civ. Proc., § 1021.)

The Code of Civil Procedure, section 685.040 provides that attorney fees incurred in enforcing a judgment are recoverable as costs if the underlying judgment included an award of attorney fees to the judgment creditor. The Enforcement of Judgments Law (EJL) entitles judgment creditors to reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees for enforcement efforts if provided by law. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 685.040.)

Where attorneys fees are permitted by statute as part of an underlying judgment and the statute does not limit the award of fees to those incurred prior to the judgment, post-judgment fees are provided by law. (Berti v. Santa Barbara Beach Properties (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 70, 77.)

The Court’s Decision

The “black letter law” is that the major factors to be considered by a trial court in fixing reasonable attorney fees include the nature of the litigation and its difficulty; the amount involved; the skill required and the skill employed in handling the litigation; the attention given; the success of the attorney's efforts and his or her learning, age, and experience in the particular type of work demanded; the intricacies and importance of the litigation; the labor and the necessity for skilled legal training and ability in trying the cause; and the time consumed. When the trial court is informed of the extent and nature of the services rendered, it may rely on its own experience and knowledge in determining their reasonable value. Moreover, the exercise of sound discretion by the trial court in the matter of attorney fees includes also judicial evaluation of whether counsel's skill and effort were wisely devoted to the expeditious disposition of the case.

Attorney’s fees are affected by rules covering many types of claims. (e.g., Code of Civ. Proc., § 425.16(c) (“a prevailing defendant on [an anti-SLAPP motion] shall be entitled to recover his or her attorney's fees and costs.”); Code of Civ Proc., § 1717 (attorney’s fees on any action on a contract); Ketchum v. Moses (2001) 24 Cal.4th 1122, 1141 (in FEHA matters, “fees recoverable... ordinarily include compensation for all hours reasonably spent....”).)

The requirements vary by rule and must be looked into.

For example in anti-SLAPP matters the trial court is not constrained by the amount sought by the successful moving parties, but is obligated to award “reasonable attorney fees under section 425.16 [that] adequately compensate[] them for the expense of responding to a baseless lawsuit.” (Robertson v. Rodriguez (1995) 36 Cal.App.4th 347, 361-362; see also Dove Audio, Inc. v. Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman (1996) 47 Cal.App.4th 777, 785.) The fees awarded should include services for all proceedings, including discovery initiated by the opposing party directly related to the special motion to strike. (Tuchscher Development Enterprises, Inc. v. San Diego Unified Port Dist. (2003) 106 Cal.App.4th 1219, 1248.)

Useful Resources for Motion for Attorney's Fees

Documents on Motion for Attorney's Fees

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Notice of Motion and Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Heritage Bank o...

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Notice of Hearing on Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Brookside Golf ...

bw oD Oo IY A HW fF Ww 10 ll 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CLIFFORD W. STEVENS (SBN: 148918) FILED JOSHUA P. HUNSUCKER (SBN: 300625) 27 HaR 2 NEUMILLER & BEARDSLEE, ANCE PM 324g A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 2054 JUNQUEIRG cless 509 W. Weber Avenue, Sth Floor L . STOCKTON, CA 95201-3020 1 A Telephone: | (209) 948-8200 WES, Facsimile: (209) 948-4910 Attorneys for Plaintiff, BROOKSIDE GOLF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, a California Non Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation SUPERIOR...

Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Elver Gree...

ie A nN oe NAH Rw 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 @ qu @ Kenneth C. Ward (Bar No. 63131) [email protected] Sharon C. Collier (Bar No. 203450) [email protected] Sarah E. Tobias (Bar No. 290119) [email protected] : ARCHER NORRIS de JAN 09 2017 og A Professional Law Corporation a et 2033 North Main Street, Suite 800 ROSA JUNQUEIRO, CLERK Walnut Creek, California 94596-3759 ‘ £5 . Telephone: 925.930.6600 By, . a Facsimile: 925.930.662...

ORDER (RE DEFENDANT MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.'S MOT...

UMA SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Document Scanning Lead Sheet Jun-05-2009 2:58 pm Case Number: CGC-08-478956 Filing Date: Jun-05-2009 2:58 Juke Box: 001 Image: 02517944 ORDER ALEX D. PATEK VS. RECONSTRUCT COMPANY et al 001002517944 Instructions: Please place this sheet on top of the document to be scanned.BRYAN CAVE LLP ‘Two EMBARCADERO CENTER, SUITE 1410 201 CLAY STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-3907 Cc wa HW FF WN 10 12 13 14 15 16 7 18 19 20 21 2...

Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion & Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Ander...

me co Oe DN OH BR wD Ne WN BY YR NN ND Se Be ee ee ee eB ort DAA BwHwNH =F SO eM AA H BBN HF DO KNIGHT LAW GROUP, LLP Steve Mikhov (SBN 224676) 10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 2500 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 552-2250 Fax: (310) 552-7973 Email: [email protected] THE ALTMAN LAW GROUP Bryan C. Altman (SBN 122976) 10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 2500 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 277-8481 Fax: (310) 277-8483 Email: [email protected] Attorneys for Plain...

Opposition to Bank of Stockton's Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Pes...

23 24 25 26 27 28 JOHN W. BUSBY, II, SBN 83381 LAURA K. SWANSON, SBN 290766 BUSBY ZAPPALA & SANCHEZ LLP 251 Lafayette Circle, Suite 350 Lafayette, CA 94549 Telephone: (925) 299-9600 Facsimile: (925) 299-9608 Attorney for Defendant and Cross-Complainant EDWARD J. PESTANA, individually SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN UNLIMITED CIVIL ACTION MICHAEL J. KELLY, JR., Director of NEW CASE NO. STK-CV-UMC-2010-19453} Livermore Acres, Inc, and Co-Trustee...

REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES (...

DANIEL F. MCLENNON, ESQ. (SBN 124810) MARC L. SHERMAN, ESQ. (SBN 120728) MCLENNON LAW CORPORATION eee 275 Battery Street, Suite 1300 FILED San Francisco, California 94111 Supertor Court of Caiffornia, Telephone: (415) 394-6688 County of San Francisco Facsimile: (415) 394-6687 05/04/2015 Clerk of the Court Attorneys for Plaintiffs beh hata thea Gary Grote and Janice Grote Deputy Clerk IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO ~ UNLIMITED JURISDICTION GARY GROTE,...

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO TAX COSTS AND GRANTING DEFENDANTS' M...

WOU San Francisco Superior Courts Information Technology Group Document Scanning Lead Sheet Mar-11-2004 9:11 am Case Number: CGC-01-400115 Filing Date: Mar-11-2004 9:10 Juke Box: 001 Image: 00909687 VYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO TAX COSTS AND GRANTING DE ED REYES VS. ROB SANTIAGO 00100909687 Instructions: Please place this sheet on top of the document to be scanned.io Oe NI DO OW PF WN wR YP YN NN DW = Soe oe RBRRRR BR SEE Sea DEBTHEES St San Fransisco County Superior Co...

Notice of Bank of Stockton's Motion for Attorneys' Fees ....filed by Ban...

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD &SMITHUP ATOR SLAW oem a HH BF BW NY we oR bP R NM YP eB ew ew ew eB _ ® YR RF BREBSES ARR ERK EE BS LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP GREG L. JOHNSON, SB# 132397 E-Mail: [email protected] TIMOTHY J. NALLY, SB# 288728 E-Mail: [email protected] 2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 700 Sacramento, California 95833 Telephone: 916.564.5400 Facsimile: 916.564.5444 Attorneys for Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant, BANK OF STOCKTON FILED SUPER...

Notice of Motion and Motion for Attorneys' Fees (C.C.P. 2033.420) filed ...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95834 . BOHM LAW GROUP, INC. 4600 NORTHGATE BOULEVARD, SUITE 210 . SOU Rm AAA BW NY pNRRRRBYMBRERRRA ESR ES co a A oS &—§ SB eM AA BR YN = ORIGINAL , FILED Lawrance A. Bohm (SBN: 208716) : BOHM LAW GROUP, INC. 16 NOY -8 PH 2: 38 4600 Northgate Boulevard, Suite 210 nne fy . Sacramento, California 95834 nas tH tor Telephone: 916.927.5574 By Facsimile; 916.927.2046 vee Noah F, Schwinghamer (SBN: 262024) loot \ | ya Uy SCHWINGHAMER LAW : 2443 Fair Oaks Blvd. #379 ‘Sac...

Opposition/Objections - HRG 01/28/20 Opposition To Plaiintiff Motion for...

STEVE M. DEFILIPPIS, SBN 117292 PICONE & DEFILIPPIS 625 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 292-0441 (408) 287-6550 (fax) [email protected] Attorneys for Defendants, SONASOFT CORP., and ANDY KHANNA SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA VINCE KHANNA ‘ase No. 106-CV-074362 Plaintiff, PPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S OTION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES vs. ND COSTS FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ‘O DECEMBER 1, 2019; AND CCRUED INTEREST ON THE SONASOFT CORP., a Californ...

Reply filed - Plaintiffs Reply Re Non Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion fo...

oC Om IN DH FF WH NbN NY N NY NY HN Bee ee ee Be eS DA nF wbNH —-— DO we NI DN FF WN KF CS 27 28 GILMORE MAGNESS JANISSE ‘APROFESSIONAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 20907 FRESNO, CA 93729-8907 DAVID M. GILMORE, #105429 dgilmore pleat et ARCUS D. MAGNESS, #149388 mma, pcs al.net RYAN M. JANISSE, #266944 [email protected] ILMORE MAGNESS JANISSE P.O. Box 28907 Fresno, CA 93729-8907 Telephone: (559) 448-9800 Facsimile: (559) 448-9899 Attorneys for Thomas Burk and Kathleen Burk, as Co-Truste...

Opposition/Objections - HRG - 12-14-2018 - OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOT...

should not Action: Breach 125-126, 129-131, 324-325, 357-360, Hall cross-complaint either side the obligation ...

Memorandum: Points and Authorities - Hrg 07/18/19 - IN SUPPORT OF MOTION...

235 Montgomery Street, Suite 854 Telephone: (415) 292-6091 Facsimile: (415) 292-6694 Attorneys for Defendant WEN FANG WANG Plaintiff, POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT WEN FANG WANG, and DOES 1-10, ...

Reply filed - Reply In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion For Attorneys' Fees...

Attorneys for SUPERIOR COURT ESTELA GRANADO, PEDRO CRUZ, SUPPORT OF FOR ATTORIIEYSO BENEFICIAL STATE INSURANCE CO...

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.'S MOT...

OT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Document Scanning Lead Sheet Sep-29-2010 10:33 am Case Number: CGC-08-482071 Filing Date: Sep-29-2010 9:58 Juke Box: 001 Image: 02987342 \NTING DEFENDANT STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLD\ IVANHOE CAPITAL, LLC VS. DDRM GREAT PLACE LLC et al 001002987342 Instructions: Please place this sheet on top of the document to be scanned.BRYAN CAVE LLP Two EMBARCADERO CENTER, SUITE 1410 201 CLaY STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-3907 ...

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